Optimum Customers: Your Newsday access has been extended until Oct 1st. Enroll now to continue your access.

73° Good Morning
73° Good Morning
Long IslandNassau

Cops: Hempstead man arrested in series of burglaries

Dwayne L. Williams, 42, of Hempstead, was arrested

Dwayne L. Williams, 42, of Hempstead, was arrested on Thursday, June 11, 2015, and charged with burglary in connection with several burglaries across the county, starting more than a year ago, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Hempstead man was arrested Thursday after an investigation led Nassau police to charge him with several burglaries across the county, starting more than a year ago.

Dwayne L. Williams, 42, was found at Queens Criminal Court on Thursday and placed under arrest, police said. Detectives determined Williams is responsible for burglaries at a T-Mobile store, a pub, a deli and a private home, many with a similar theme -- in three out of the four burglaries, Williams gained entrance by prying open a back door.

Police said Williams committed the following burglaries:

On Jan. 14, 2014, a suspect pried open the back door of a T-Mobile store at 1199 Grand Ave. in Baldwin and took "undisclosed proceeds."

On May 5, 2015, an employee at Cocos Pub at 862 Nassau Rd. in Uniondale came to work and discovered that someone had pried open the back door of the pub and burglarized the place.

On May 31, 2015, an employee at the Ruby Deli at 151 Nassau Rd. in Roosevelt found that someone had broken in and taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

During arrest processing, police said Williams, of 11 Clinton C. Boone St., was found to be wanted for a burglary that happened more than three years ago -- on May 18, 2012 -- at a home on the street where he lives. In that burglary, Williams entered through the home's back door and stole four televisions and a phone, police said.

Williams is charged with three counts of third-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Latest Long Island News

Important message for Optimum customers

Your Newsday digital access is changing as of 10/1

You recently received an email from Optimum’s parent company, Altice USA, informing you that Altice will no longer offer free Newsday digital access with Optimum's online service. Through an exclusive trial offer for Optimum customers, Newsday is pleased to extend your digital access at no cost until the end of the year.

I understand, no thanks